Robert D Ivey (1904 - 1989)

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Erith Ivey

Erith Ivey

Waymon J Ivey

Waymon J Ivey

Elmoses Ivey

Elmoses Ivey

Elmoses Ivey

Elmoses Ivey

Elmoses Ivey

Elmoses Ivey

Jamie Ann Ivey

Jamie Ann Ivey

 George Whitfield Ivey (1832 - 1915).

George Whitfield Ivey (1832 - 1915).

Tumbrel Cart Permit, Petersburg, Virginia, 1837-1838

Tumbrel Cart Permit, Petersburg, Virginia, 1837-1838

Silver Springs, FL 1899

Silver Springs, FL 1899

George Tyree Johnson (1855 - 1891)

George Tyree Johnson (1855 - 1891)

George Whitfield Ivey(1832 - 1915)

George Whitfield Ivey(1832 - 1915)

Mary Ann Ivey Johnson (1831 - 1894)

Mary Ann Ivey Johnson (1831 - 1894)

Asa Johnson (1872 - 1957)

Asa Johnson (1872 - 1957)

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Mary Ann Ivey ( Johnson) Erith Ivey Waymon J Ivey Elmoses Ivey

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1904 - In the year that Robert D Ivey was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

1943 - Robert was 39 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

1967 - By the time he was 63 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

1988 - He was 84 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

1989 - In the year of Robert D Ivey's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Robert D Ivey died on March 15, 1989 at 84 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Robert. He was born on December 30, 1904. We have no information about Robert's immediate family. We know that Robert D Ivey had been residing in .

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